LGBTQ

Sister of man imprisoned in Saudi Arabia writes to Hamilton
Middle East

Sister of man imprisoned in Saudi Arabia writes to Hamilton

PARIS (AP) — The sister of a man who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is asking seven-time Formula…
Israeli court annuls parts of surrogacy law excluding gays
Middle East

Israeli court annuls parts of surrogacy law excluding gays

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday cleared the way for same-sex couples to have children through surrogate mothers,…
China: WeChat takes down accounts of LGBTQ rights groups
World

China: WeChat takes down accounts of LGBTQ rights groups

Multiple university campus LGBTQ rights groups’ accounts on Chinese social media site WeChat were blocked, prompting censorship fears and calls…
EU to Hungary’s Orban: Respect LGBT rights or leave
World

EU to Hungary’s Orban: Respect LGBT rights or leave

BRUSSELS, June 25 (Reuters) – Respect LGBT rights or leave the European Union, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told his…
A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers
Middle East

A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A long white shawl on her head, Rani Khan gives daily Koran lessons at Pakistan’s first transgender-only…
Egyptian actor Hisham Selim: my daughter is transgender
Egypt

Egyptian actor Hisham Selim: my daughter is transgender

Egyptian actor Hisham Selim said on Sunday that his daughter Noura has undergone female-to-male sex reassignment surgery, and that his…
Morocco’s LGBT community faces death threats after online outing
Middle East

Morocco’s LGBT community faces death threats after online outing

Moroccan women have been urged to pose as men on gay dating apps to expose family members and their sexual…
Beirut Pride organizers cancel opening event after threats
Middle East

Beirut Pride organizers cancel opening event after threats

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Organizers of Beirut Pride said they have canceled the event’s opening concert after threats…
Death threats ‘broke my heart’ says popular Lebanese band singer
Middle East

Death threats ‘broke my heart’ says popular Lebanese band singer

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The lead singer of one of the Middle East’s most popular bands said on Thursday…
Pride and prejudice: Poland at war over gay rights before vote
World

Pride and prejudice: Poland at war over gay rights before vote

Poland’s October general election is shaping up to be dominated neither by the economy nor politics as the devout Catholic…
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